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GPs must offer more choice for outpatient referrals, Monitor says

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Choice would exist if there was a national contract between all the secondary and primary care. I was recently called by the CCG finance officer after referring a patient to neighboring region. Their colorectal department charges over 8 times the local tariff for both initial appointment and follow-up for out of area referral. It's clearly a rip off, there is no justification to charge almost 1k for 30 min appointment. Shame on you. But until this is addressed, there will be no choice.

Posted date

07 Aug 2014

Posted time

11:09am

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